Abu Dhabi streets in new “global street design guide”

The US organisation NACTO is preparing a “Global Street Design Guide (GSDG)”. The NACTO project page (see here) says that this:

“… will be a timely resource that will set a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces while redefining the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The Guide will broaden how to measure the success of urban streets to include access, safety and mobility for all users, environmental quality, economic benefit, public health and overall quality of life”.

The document is to be published towards the end of 2015. NACTO (the National Association of City Transportation Officials) “is a non-profit association that represents large cities on transportation issues of local, regional and national significance”.

An article (see here) in the Gulf News on October 7 reports that Abu Dhabi streets will be among those to be described in the new NACTO document. Certainly the Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual is worth a read. You can download a copy from this web page (here)


About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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